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Saracens Head

The Saracens Head was situated at 298 High Street. This grade-II listed pub closed in 1959 and is now used as shops and offices.
This pub was frequented by the WW2 Bomber crews of the Lincoln Area. It was Nicknamed both 'The Snake Pit' and 'The Five Group Briefing Room' and it was rumoured that the barmaid knew more about 5 Group Operations than most of the senior officers!
Kenneth More (September 2018)
Listed building details:
Formerly known as: Saracen's Head Hotel High Street. Former public house, now 3 shops. Early C19, with mid C20 alterations. Brick with stucco front and roof of felt over slates with 2 ridge and 2 gable stacks. Quoins, good quality early C19 cast-iron balcony of 16 panels, moulded cornice, coped parapet. 3 storeys, 9 bays. Three fully glazed shopfronts, C20. Above, 9 plain sashes with cornices, the 4 to the right being smaller. Above again, 9 plain sashes, those to the right at a lower level. Interior not inspected.

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Saracens Head entrance hall, 1930s

Picture source: Leslie Woodhouse